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Legal Community

Welcome to Rutgers Law!

Rutgers Law School, the public law school of New Jersey, is deeply rooted in our host cities and committed to the mission and growth of Rutgers University–Camden and Rutgers University–Newark. Through our nationally recognized pro bono program and various clinics confronting issues from immigration to domestic violence to marriage equality, Rutgers Law students provide almost 50,000 hours of free legal services each year to communities in need. These efforts not only provide legal support to those with nowhere else to turn, but impart valuable professional skills to the next generation of attorneys.

Through our 10 faculty centers, Rutgers Law professors generate scholarship that impacts public policy and shapes public understanding of pressing global concerns. The Center for Corporate Law and Governance, the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy and Law, and the Center for Risk and Responsibility, to name just a few, support innovative research, host premier conferences, and connect legal scholars with policymakers and industry leaders.

We welcome members of the community to Rutgers Law School to take part in events that are open to the general public and designed to generate public discourse.

Continuing Legal Education Programs

The Rutgers Institute for Professional Education offers high-quality, engaging, and affordable continuing legal education (CLE) programs at both Camden and Newark throughout the year.

For more information, email

The Heckel Inn of Court brings together highly experienced and distinguished justices, judges, trial attorneys, members of the bar, and Rutgers Law School students to enhance their skills and focus on emerging and important issues facing the bar and bench.

Law Library

The Rutgers Law Library is the most comprehensive public law library in New Jersey. Alumni, members of the Bar, and the public are free to use the public access computers located in the law libraries. Everyone is welcome to come in and use our print resources as well as the array of digital resources that are available to walk-in visitors.

Pro Bono Research

The Pro Bono Research Project offers free student legal research to public interest law practitioners, government agency attorneys and private attorneys for their pro bono cases. Typically, assignments call for 20 hours of research and writing, and usually the student researcher produces a short memorandum of law or delivers an oral presentation to the assigning attorney. Assigning attorneys agree to meet with the student researcher at the beginning and end of the project and to answer questions along the way. The Project can accommodate a limited number of requests each semester. For more information, contact PBRP Co-Directors Professor Sarah Ricks, or Associate Dean Jill Friedman, 856-225-6263 or
The research request form is attached here.

Be Part of Our Community

Get inspired by our highly ambitious and passionate faculty, students, staff, and alumni through our various social media platforms that spotlight the ongoing accomplishments and happenings of the Rutgers Law School community. Even better, join in on the conversations on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.